Modern Wood Walls That Look Good
The memory of hideous, paper-thin faux wood paneling from the seventies is within the scope of living memory. Anyone who has had to update this architectural abomination can tell you: it’s not fun! Yet, before the seventies, there were opulent mansions of people with taste and culture who preferred the rich, natural look of wood. To emulate these architects today would most likely cost a pretty penny. You’ll find wood walls in many modern and contemporary homes these days, but these walls weren’t always put up with astronomical budgets. The following wood walls are fabulous to behold and often affordable…
This image from Design Sponge proves that wood is back in vogue.
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Hearty wood panels can hearken back to vintage architecture, if done well.
Horizontal cedar planks interspersed with white drywall is a modern invention.
This use of woodwork is far from dated.
Here, a wooden wall transitions seamlessly from the matching bar area for a cohesive design aesthetic.
Get a unique “mountain lodge” look by using crude hand-hewn timbers.
Here is another traditional use of wood panels that looks ritzy, rather than cheap.
The use of thin timbers across the ceiling, versus thicker ones for the walls, in this cozy room is rather interesting.
This neat room creates a cottage-like feel by using wood combined with wood shake shingles.
The decorating choices leave little to be desired, but it’s cool how a few old, beat-up wood pallets fixed this blah room.
Country style kitchens often use flat wood paneling (painted white) to achieve a particular look.
Wood ceilings can add character to a room, while keeping you under budget.
Who says wood walls can’t be classy?
Wood can be used in creating a luxury home office.
The colors and cedar trim beg you to relax in this rustic space.
Can you believe this wood panel project was completed for only $75?!
Here is the classic Victorian library look. Attention to detail makes the craftsmanship shine.
Wood really complements the look of this cool loft space! (For more neat loft designs, click here.)
Here is an awesome article for your reference: RG’s Complete Guide To Wood Paneling.